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UPN laffers draw orders for back 9

Net will b'cast 'Enterprise,' 'Jake' in high-def

UPN has given back-nine orders to frosh laffers “All of Us” and “Eve.”

Full season commitments rep the first pickups since the new season began Sept. 22. Fox greenlit the back-nine of frosh sudser “The OC” early last month (Daily Variety, Sept. 10).

UPN Entertainment prexy Dawn Ostroff said the renewals are part of a “streak of developing and launching new comedy hits.”

Exec said “Eve” “has fit seamlessly into our successful Monday night block” and noted that “All of Us,” which anchors a new Tuesday comedy block, ranks as the net’s “most-watched new show this year,” with an average aud of 4.5 million viewers.

“All of Us” is up 5% in adults 18-34 and 17% in total viewers vs. the net’s perf in the same timeslot a year ago with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Skein, which stars Duane Martin, is from Warner Bros. TV and exec producers Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Betsy Borns.

“Eve,” which stars the singer-thesp of the same name, is averaging a 2.2/7 in adults 18-34, essentially flat vs. year-ago Nielsen numbers from former timeslot occupant “One on One.” Skein is exec produced by Warner Bros. TV, Robert Greenblatt, David Janollari and creator Meg DeLoatch.

Meanwhile, UPN Monday confirmed plans to broadcast dramas “Star Trek: Enterprise” and “Jake 2.0” in high-def, marking the first time the net will use the technology for its series.

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